How to Change the Page in UTF-8 Dreamweaver 8

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Unicode Transformation Format - 8 (UTF-8) uses 8-bit character encoding to display your Web page's data over the Internet. According to The Unicode Consortium website, "Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language." When you create a Web page in Dreamweaver 8, your Web page is saved with the encoding you specify in font preferences. Dreamweaver automatically inserts these settings into the META tag of your HTML code.

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  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
  • Select the "File" menu in Dreamweaver 8 and click "Open." A dialog box appears. Double-click the file you want to modify.

  • Select "Modify" and "Page Properties" to double-check that UTF-8 encoding is used. Choose "Title/Encoding" in the Page Properties dialog box. Select "Unicode (UFT-8)" from the Encoding drop-down list if it's not already selected. Click "Apply" and "OK."

  • Highlight any content you want to remove from the HTML file and press the "Delete" key.

  • Click where you want any additions to go and type in your text.

  • Select "Insert" and "Image" from the menu to insert an image. The Select Image Source dialog box opens. Double-click the image you want to insert. You are directed to the Image Tag Accessibility Attributes dialog box. Enter an image description into the Alternate Text field and click "OK."

  • Select "Window" and "Properties" from the menu or press "Ctrl" and "F3" to open the Properties Inspector. It displays in the bottom pane.

  • Highlight any text or image you want to hyperlink and go to the Properties Inspector. Type in the hyperlink address into the Link text field, such as "http://mywebsiteaddress.com/page.html."

  • Select "File" and "Save" from the menu to preserve your changes.

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